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Benefits of Low Impact Development
  • Effective at reducing amount of storm water pollutants
  • Flexible to fit the demands of each site
  • Adds value to the landscape and aesthetics of the site
  • Manages storm water closer to the source and includes multi-functional landscape features such as rain gardens, swales, and conservation areas
  • Mimics drainage functions and maintains the ecological/biological integrity of streams

 Rain garden in Huntersville.  Rain garden at Northlake Mall.
Rain garden at North Mecklenburg
High School in Huntersville.
A rain garden absorbs parking lot
runoff at Northlake Mall.